Football Scholarships

Football scholarships remain one of the most competitive fields in the world of sports scholarships, but full scholarships are more common in football than in any other sport. These scholarships are heavily regulated by the NCAA, which means there is a great amount of emphasis placed on not only talent but academic record as all those awarded scholarships must meet certain GPA requirements.

Many larger schools will have recruiters aware of talent on high school football fields, and marketing your skills has become an important piece of landing a football scholarship. As a high visibility sport that is often used as a tool to raise fundraising dollars from alums, those chosen for full rides at the big universities should consider themselves part of an elite group of athletes. That said, schools where football is not a way of life and more of a premium is placed on academics, it may be easier to not only land a spot on the team but compete for scholarship money. Don’t rule out smaller schools where factors like need come in when doling out available funding.

Most football scholarships will come directly from the college you’re attending. For examples of these and other football scholarships, check out the links below. For additional information about awards based on different criteria, try conducting a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

Alliance Pipeline Scholarship
Application Deadlines:
Established by Alliance Pipeline, this scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis to a student athlete who demonstrates strong academic performance. The student must maintain a 3.00 GPA and participate in an intercollegiate sport. The amount of the scholarship will be determined by January of each year by the Director of the University Advancement based on the interest earnings in the [...] More

Kyle R. Magoto Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
To be eligible for an award from the Kyle R. Magoto Scholarship Fund, applicants must be Russia High School (Shelby Co., Ohio) graduating seniors pursuing an associate or a bachelor's degree as a full-time student at an accredited educational institution. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and participated in at lease five (5) athletic seasons throughout high school.

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Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
In 1988, the National Collegiate Athletic Association established the Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program as a means of recognizing the contributions of the former executive director through encouraging excellence in academic performance by student-athletes. Under this program, one male and one female student-athlete annually will be awarded a postgraduate scholarship in recognition of [...] More

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